Science Quiz #105

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Science and Nature Quiz for 19 January 2011

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1

Which of these is not a noble gas?

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2

What equation is considered to be remarkable for its "mathematical beauty", because 3 basic arithmetic operations occur exactly once each (addition, multiplication, and exponentiation), and it links five fundamental mathematical constants: (the numbers 0, 1, π, e, and i)?

D
Einstein's equation of mass–energy equivalence

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3

Which of these is a fragrant climbing shrub?

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4

Where did Malcolm Campbell set a water speed record of 141.74 m.p.h. in 1939?

Note: This question was updated in January 2018

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5

An impala is a type of what?

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6

What is an eye defect due to the abnormal formation of the cornea or lens resulting in an inability to see horizontal and vertical objects clearly, simultaneously?

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7

What system specifies each point uniquely in a plane by a pair of numerical coordinates, which are the signed distances from the point to two fixed perpendicular directed lines?

B
A Cartesian coordinate system

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